About Me

Lioba

I firmly believe that becoming embodied and aware through conscious yoga practise and other healing arts is fundamental to my ability to live a healthy and happy life. If we are connected to our breath, present in our bodies, centred in our hearts and aware of our mental processes then we can create more flow in our relationships and in our lives. This is something we can practise on and off our mats.

I am an experienced yoga teacher and also practise massage, shiatsu, kinesiology and nutritional therapy.

I practise from various locations in Montpelier, Cotham and Clifton.

Shiatsu

I completed my three year Shiatsu training at the British School of Shiatsu-Do in London in 2008. Since moving to Bristol in 2010 I have assisted at the Bristol School of Shiatsu and studied with Keith Philips. One of my specialisms is shiatsu for pregnancy after extensive training with  Suzanne Yates. Shiatsu has led me into the fascinating world of the Chinese medicine and the understanding that we exist on multiple levels: energetic, emotional, mental, physical and spiritual that are constantly interacting. When the elements within us are out of balance then disease manifests.

Yoga

My yoga journey began, unbeknownst to me, with my upbringing in India and Nepal. This involved exposure to different cultures and traditions such as Buddhism and meditation. I formally trained as an Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher (500 hour) in Thailand in 2009 with the Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda (IIYA).

More recently, in 2017,  I completed a 500 hour advanced training with the Yogasara school in Bristol led by Christopher Gladwell and Sarah Harlow.

I have dipped my toes into Iyengar yoga in Rishikesh and Goa in India and completed an Anusara Yoga immersion in London with Bridget Woods Kramer. I draw additional inspiration from Kundalini yoga and am very enthusiastic about devotional or Bhakti yoga through chanting and singing. I see the value in practising different styles of yoga but mostly I teach Hatha or Hatha Flow yoga.

Nutritional Therapy

I qualified in nutritional therapy from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2016 and have always been fascinated by how the environment, including the foods we eat, stress, lifestyle and the thoughts we think influence our health and wellbeing.

Kinesiology

All of my interests have led me to the study of systemic kinesiology, which I find fascinating because it taps into the body’s intelligence using muscle testing to discover and correct imbalances in the body’s energy on various levels. I like that it brings in nutrition, Chinese medicine, and many other techniques such as tapping to work with the emotional side of things. I also love that it is non-invasive, brings awareness and insight, as well as helping you to find solutions and resolve stress, reduce or remove pain, and move forward to achieve your full potential.

My Interests

I am passionate about movement-based practices and all kinds of dance. I have always been drawn to the healing arts and been fascinated by the interplay between the mind (thoughts, beliefs, emotions) and the body.

I was brought up in Asia and then went on to study Social Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. I have travelled a lot in my life and have a love for different cultures and languages. I am compassionate, open minded and sensitive in my approach.

Lioba Fezer | lioba@anahata-wellbeing.com | 07722 187 791 | 25 Cobourg Road, Bristol BS6 5HT